We receive updates all the time from families who adopted with us and it never fails to fill our hearts with joy. These updates are also a wonderful means of inspiration for our prospective adoptive families. If you adopted with us, we'd love for you to send us an update! Anything from birthdays, graduations, and vacations to holidays, finalizations, and just-for-fun photos — we love it all!Share a Family Update
Justin, Randall & Gianna's holiday photo
A sweet holiday update from LifeLong family Justin, Randell, and Gianna!
Aiden & Andrew
Happy 1st Birthday Aiden & Andrew!
LifeLong Daddies, Mitch and Jake, just celebrated the first birthday of their adorable twins, Aiden and Andrew. Happy birthday, boys!
Chiara & Olivia
LifeLong sisters Chiara & Olivia had a weekend visit!
LifeLong parents, Ryan, James, Maria, and Victoria, had quite the weekend with their little ones!
An incredibly strong and courageous birthmother named Sonja placed two of her daughters for adoption with different families through LifeLong. Baby girl Chiara was born in May of last year to Ryan and James, and little Olivia was born in April of this year to Maria and Victoria. After Olivia was born, LifeLong put both families in touch with another so they knew their girls had a sibling! After months of them talking and sharing pictures, they all got to finally meet and had the best time ever. The girls cried when they left each other, as they didn't want their special weekend to end.
Emma's finalization and 1st birthday!
Congratulations to LifeLong mom Robin! Her adoption of baby girl Emma was finalized, and Emma celebrated her first birthday! What a happy and exciting time for this sweet family.
Mila is 2 years old!
Happy 2nd birthday to LifeLong baby girl Mila!
Samantha is 1 year old! Happy Birthday!
LifeLong mommies Holly and Ellen shared with us these sweet photos of baby Samantha, who is celebrating her first birthday on October 24th!
Holly had this to say: "Everything here is going really well. Samantha is doing well and is becoming more and more fun each day. She's super close to walking - taking the first step and then realizing what she's doing and dropping to her more efficient speed crawl instead. Even to this day, every once in a while Ellen and I both feel like we have to pinch ourselves to feel so fortunate that everything worked out and we are a family."
Olivia's adoption is finalized!
Congratulations to LifeLong daddies Matt and Ian — their adoption of sweet little Olivia was finalized!!! Here's what Matt and Ian had to say:
"Olivia is 6 months and has grown so much! She is sitting all on her own and almost ready to crawl. She is a ball of fun and always smiling. Thank you to all of LifeLong for so much support over such an incredible journey!"
Beckett is 1 year old!!
Happy first birthday to LifeLong baby boy Beckett!
Happy 1st Birthday Araceli!
The LifeLong Family will be celebrating beautiful Araceli Hope's first birthday today!
Araceli's parents, Chris & Jessenia, shared this with us about their daughter: "Araceli is so beautiful and reminds us daily that God is so good. She is a blessing not only to us but to everyone she meets. She is walking, talking, laughing, dancing and so many other things."
Brixton, Ryder & Rylan
Shared Adoptive Family Birthday!
This week two of our beautiful LifeLong Families coincidentally finalized their adoptions on the same day in California, and they sent us picture proofs of their shared Adoptive Family Birthday! What a special day!
Family pictured on the Left: Brittany & Shana, who adopted their baby boy Brixton Penn, born December 13th.
Family pictured on the Right: Kelly & Tracy, who adopted their twin baby girl & boy Ryder & Rylan born September 3rd.
Alexander is 1 month old!
Jamie and Paul became proud parents to handsome Alexander Rene when he was born on August 1st. They shared with us a few gorgeous photos from Alexander's one-month photo shoot along with the following words: "We are all doing great and so happy!"
After a 23-month adoption journey, Jamie and Paul are wonderful examples of the power of staying positive and patient throughout the adoption wait. Congratulations again to this beautiful family. We look forward to more photos as Alexander continues to grow!
Avery's adoption is finalized!
LifeLong was thrilled to receive this fantastic news from LifeLong daddies Patrick and Ryan!
"I wanted to write ONE MORE TIME and pass along great news! Ryan and I were able to finalize our adoption of Avery in the State of Texas. With recent changes to the law, we’re now both able to simultaneously adopt in Texas! SO….that’s IT! It’s now 100% officially D O N E!
Avery is now 4 months old and is doing SO GREAT! Of course we think she’s the most beautiful girl ever and she’s already got her Dads wrapped around her finger (if you can’t tell already).
Thank you for sticking with us through this journey!"
We're so happy for this beautiful LifeLong family and wish them all a happy life together!
Update photo of Gabriel
Thank you to proud mommy Maci for sharing this sweet update on LifeLong baby boy Gabriel.
"I just wanted to share a picture of Gabriel, who was born in August. He is getting so big and thank you for the opportunity to meet this guy he is wonderful!"
We couldn't be happier to have helped you adopt, Maci! Congratulations on your growing boy, he is precious!
Errol is 3 months old!
Thank you so much to proud LifeLong daddies Bryan and John for sending in this new photo of baby boy Errol Keoni, who just celebrated his three-month birthday!
We're so glad this wonderful family is doing well.
Kyleigh is 2 years old!
Kyleigh turned 2 years old on June 29th. Thank you to mommy Kari for sharing these photos!
Cactus is 1 month old!
The LifeLong family was thrilled to receive an update on baby boy Cactus Caleb, who just celebrated his one-month birthday on April 21st!
His proud parents, Jenise and Tim, had this to say:
"We are back home enjoying life with our baby boy! Cactus is growing and doing well. This has been such an amazing process! We are truly loving life. Thank you for everything."
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful family photo! We wish you all the best.
Blake is 9 months old!
The staff at LifeLong was thrilled to receive this fantastic update on baby girl Blake Everly!
Here's what the proud mommies, Stephanie and Whitney, had to say about their precious girl:
"Blake is now 9 months with 4 teeth, crawling around, super vocal and waves hi to all people and animals. She fills our heart with so much happiness, love and joy. Thanks again for all of your help and hard work. Can’t say enough great things about Lifelong and working with you."
Thank you, Stephanie and Whitney, for the kind words and for sending this update. We love to watch our LifeLong babies grow. Congratulations again on your beautiful family!
Danica is 1! Happy Birthday!
We were so happy to receive an update from proud daddies Jacob and Clint. Judging by these photos, they obviously had a ton of fun celebrating Danica's first birthday. Happy birthday little one!
Happy 1st Birthday Everly!
The happiest of birthdays to beautiful baby girl Everly, who celebrated her first birthday on August 8th! Thanks to LifeLong mommies Holly and Jessica for this happy update.
Update photo of Victoria
Thanks to daddies Robert & Emilio for sharing this breathtaking photo of their lovely lady! This little princess is LifeLong baby girl Victoria, who is now 2 1/2 years old.
Update on baby Grey
Mommies Julie & Melissa say:
Our girl is almost two come September! We can't believe it!
Riley's adoption is finalized!
Congratulations on the finalization of Riley's adoption!
Parent's Randy & Ray say "Our family couldn't be happier!"
Update photos of Henry
Thank you to Lauren & Jen for sharing these photos of Henry! He's getting so big!
Lindsay & Jeff share an update on baby Emilia
Our Mila is now 1 1/2!! I cannot believe how fast time has gone. She is walking, repeating every word, and eating like a horse. She is still a very happy and energetic child! We love every minute with her and exploring new things.
Kari shares an update photo of Kyleigh
We want to thank LifeLong mommy Kari for sharing a thoughtful update on her gorgeous baby girl, Kyleigh!
Here's what she had to say:
"You all were on my mind today... A little over a year ago we were finalizing a lot of details for the birth plan for my little angel and think of you all often how great you were to me... Just wanted to share an updated picture and let you know she is a perfect angel and that you all are never forgotten!!"
Aiden & Andrew
Aiden & Andrew's finalization!
Congratulations to LifeLong adoptive parents Mitch & Jake, and LifeLong twin baby boys Aiden and Andrew! This beautiful family just completed their finalization!!
Zoe is 8 months old!
Thank you to mommies Kami & Cherie for sharing this sweet family photo of baby Zoe.
Thank you to LifeLong parents Christopher & Jessenia for sharing this photo of Araceli. Congratulations on your finalization!
"We actually just finalized yesterday. What an amazing journey this has been and we could not have done any of this without you and your team. I am so incredibly greatly to you and your team....We will be singing Lifelongs praises."
Update on baby Beckett
Thank you to Britney and Russell for sharing this photo of Beckett. They say "Beckett is HUGE and growing up fast!"
Update photo of Hazel
Thank you to mommies Christina and Patricia for sharing the adorable photo of baby Hazel!